Present day, alternative timeline. New Yorker Karen Brown is caught in a tangle of hot foreign agents, vicious maniacs and tough families. Running for her life, she is forced to flee to her dead mother’s homeland – Roma Nova – the last outpost of the Roman Empire in Europe.
But can Karen survive in such an alien culture? And with a crazy killer determined to terminate her for a very personal reason?
Roma Nova gives her safety – at a price. Taking on an undercover mission, she concentrates on completing the job, staying alive and keeping her distance from the fascinating but arrogant Praetorian captain Conrad Tellus.
But then the killer sets a trap which she cannot avoid…
A thriller laced with romance and coming of age, this is Roman fiction brought into the 21st century through the lens of alternative history and driven by a female protagonist with heart and courage. If you enjoy a good read with twists, this is for you!
"Eve Dallas meets Lindsey Davis’s Roman detective Falco meets The Hunger Games."
– B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree
– Shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award
– Finalist in 2014 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year
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I highly recommend this book. It has a complex plot, it certainly isn’t your every day read. There is plenty of action all throughout the book. I had a hard time putting the book down once I started reading it.
I have a tendency to specialise and read heavy books and buy a few with new authors to expand my mind about what is out there beyond the common way,and I am pleased to say that I am glad that I savoured the time to read this first instalment to the series and am very pleased to have read it.Unlike other authors that tend to write in a softer vein,Ms Morton wrote this book more robustly and for myself,in a strong,independent manner that means that I have purchased the rest of the series expecting the same quality,I hope that the author will receive better recognition for this series and I hope others will discover her talents beyond the usual run of authors out there.